Ways To Encourage Kids To Clean Up After Themselves

4 Ways To Encourage Kids To Clean Up After Themselves

Ways To Encourage Kids To Clean Up After ThemselvesTeaching your child how to clean up after themselves and good cleaning habits is often difficult to establish and follow unless you start teaching your child or children how to properly do the chores at an early age. However, older children are sometimes caught up in situations when they do not clean after themselves and leave the unpleasant impression that they are disorganized and they can be perceived as impolite or lazy children. To avoid these kinds of situations they must be taught how to contribute to the household chores from an early age and taught to always clean up their mess after they are finished playing or with their activity. So try these techniques  that Silva Marks, a Professional cleaners London, to prevent your child from leaving a mess every where they go.

Children should also be encouraged not only to participate in the cleaning process but also be responsible to clean up themselves after they have finished eating, playing with their toys, or pick up anything that belongs to them at the end of the day.

Continue Reading: 4 Ways to Encourage Your Children to Help with the Household Chores


5 responses to “4 Ways To Encourage Kids To Clean Up After Themselves”

  1. Mrs. AOK Avatar

    These are great tips! My problem is follow through, I’ll admit it. I’ll start a system, a new chart, or even rewards and then life happens and we stray. I’m kind of bad at just doing things… you know that whole if-you-want-things-done-right-you-better-do-it-yourself-attitude… I have that. I need to stop. I have been making it more of a point to let things go and let the kids handle *their* own responsibilites.
    I know I cannot always bail them out.

    1. Christy Avatar

      The follow through is the hardest part. In fact, I used to do the same thing and I had to take a step back to let them learn. Even though it isn’t perfect every time, it is teaching them valuable skills. My mom used to be the superhero when I was growing up and didn’t teach us these life skills. I always had trouble staying on top of things and didn’t want that to happen with my own children. I started them at a very young age and they are capable of doing 99% of the chores now.

  2. Gina Valley Avatar

    This is an unending struggle at our house. Everyone feels that their chore is the worst, no matter what it is. Currently, each kid is assigned a room or area to keep tidy/clean for the week. It’s not a perfect system, but it’s the best we’ve found so far. I wish we could afford a maid. And, a cook. And, a chauffeur. ;o)

    1. Christy Avatar

      I agree a maid, cook, chauffeur, and nanny would be a nice addition to the family. I am glad that you guys figured out something that works for you and your family.

  3. Ave Avatar

    I’m glad I found this article. I’m trying to teach my toddler to clean up after herself, but it’s really difficult. I have avoided the reward option, but maybe I should give it a try.